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Convert Quickbooks 06-US to Quickbooks 09-CAD

Old system had quick books 2006 US installed, cd's were lost system was restore, business file was recovered

qb09-cad was purchased, opened the file, put in the password said it was the wrong version.

how can we convert the file to 2009 without having the 2006 us version
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funnymanmike
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not think you can. The US 2006 version was quite different (including file format) to the Canadian version. I'm not certain you can convert it, even if you had the CD's.  At this point, I would definitely call Intuit and ask this question. You may have to stick with the US Version, but I don't know for sure.  .... ThinkPads_User
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funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
it would seem to me that i should be able to export all the data as some sort of flat file, then import it into the new system.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No - I have never seen such a thing done. It is not and never was a flat file, and prior to the client server version, the database version was completely proprietary.

If you need to be in the Canadian Version, about the only thing you can do is find a copy of QB V2006 US on eBay or such like and use that to export customers, vendors and accounts in .IIF files and use these to import into a new company in the new system.

Also, make sure the data is in one currency. Multi-currency creates its own problems in the Canadian versions.

I really think a call to Intuit is in order. ..... ThinkPads_User
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ajames9000Commented:
Think pad is correct, you can only export vendors and accounts etc in iif files.

The US and Canadian versions use different database setups; therefore, even Intuit will not transfer the data for you (you could still call and ask).

You are best to finish the current year in the US version and then start a fresh company in the Canadian version. with your opening balances.



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ajames9000Commented:
You could also see if this program will work; however, I think you have some version issues also.  You could try the trial  version and test on a backup data file.

http://marketplace.intuit.com/AppID-2309-Overview.aspx
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is always worth a try, but I am fairly certain it won't convert US books to Canadian books or vice-versa.  ... ThinkPads_User
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